drop dead


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Verb1.drop dead - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain lifedrop dead - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
abort - cease development, die, and be aborted; "an aborting fetus"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
asphyxiate, stifle, suffocate - be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"
buy it, pip out - be killed or die;
drown - die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating; "The child drowned in the lake"
predecease - die before; die earlier than; "She predeceased her husband"
conk out, go bad, break down, die, fail, give out, give way, break, go - stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
starve, famish - die of food deprivation; "The political prisoners starved to death"; "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"
die - suffer or face the pain of death; "Martyrs may die every day for their faith"
fall - die, as in battle or in a hunt; "Many soldiers fell at Verdun"; "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"; "The shooting victim fell dead"
succumb, yield - be fatally overwhelmed
References in classic literature ?
It has always been a source of keen wonder to me that I did not drop dead at the first sight of that hideous countenance.
You touch it," said I, "and you'll drop dead on that hearth.
A cavalry charge hurls itself against the fence; you are using no power, you are spending no money, for there is only one ground-connection till those horses come against the wire; the moment they touch it they form a con- nection with the negative brush THROUGH THE GROUND, and drop dead.
He mustn't exert him- self too much or he may drop dead suddenly.
The strength of the dose would determine whether he were to linger out years, or drop dead in the midst of a breath.
If you've never watched it, Drop Dead Fred is about a woman,Elizabeth, who leaves her cad of a husband but mentally regresses back to her childhood, summoning up her imaginary friend Fred, played by Mayall.
Drop Dead begins with the detective's non- existent sex life, her noisy Punjabi family and murder seems to be added as afterthought.
We're so thrilled for the release of the Drop Dead Diva Soundtrack Volume 2," Josh Berman, series creator and Libby Umstead, series music supervisor, jointly stated.
MC Drop Dead Fred has it all really, a phenomenal wordsmith.
Drop Dead Gorgeous is about the lure of celebrity and the corrosion of fame especially on the peripheral people.
He said: "More likely he will drop dead or become a fugitive and disappear or something.
Drop Dead Gorgeous is shown on BBC Three on Sundays at 10pm.